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Left for Dead (2005)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Crime | 9 September 2005 (USA)
Left For Dead is a revenge thriller set in a city called Hope, where a crimelord called Kincaid rules with an iron fist. Williams, a former hitman for Kincaid is attacked and left for dead ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Glenn Salvage ...
Ben Williams
Andy Prior ...
Danny Kelso
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Kincaid
Kevin Akehurst ...
Dylan
Adrian Foiadelli ...
Taylor
Jeremy Bailey ...
Markus
Adam Hawkins ...
Loader
P.l Hobden ...
Roarke (as P.L. Hobden)
Vicki Vilas ...
Sonya
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Densmore / Narrator
Andy Scriven ...
Gibson
Paul Portinari ...
Baker
Nelson E. Ward ...
Murphey
Mark Hazelwood ...
Gerry
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Danellia (as Alicia Turrell)
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Left For Dead is a revenge thriller set in a city called Hope, where a crimelord called Kincaid rules with an iron fist. Williams, a former hitman for Kincaid is attacked and left for dead when he tries to leave the organisation. He teams up with Kelso, a kickboxer who had his hands smashed by Kincaid, and together, they seek revenge. Written by Alan Morris

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They thought he was dead. They were dead wrong.


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$200,000 (estimated)
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The film was shot over the period of almost two years. During the production there were 3 engagements and two weddings, 2 pregnancies,. See more »

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During the car fight, the car disappears for several shots. See more »

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Music supervisor VV PLH is actually Vicki Vilas (Co-producer and Sonia) and Phil Hobden (Producer and actor who plays Rourke) who worked on choosing the hip hop soundtrack See more »

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References Boyz Gone Bad (1996) See more »

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The film the term 'So bad it's good!' was invented for
14 July 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The film the term 'So bad it's good!' was invented for. This film has all the hall marks of a very bad 80's action movie. The kind of film that was frequented by Jeff Speakman, Michael Dudikof and Jeff Wincott. The kind of film you rented because the cover had ninjas and fighting drawn so badly that it looked more like your grand ma than Chuck Norris.

The kind of film where the good guy gets shot, kicked, stabbed, beaten, blown up and yet still manages to take down the bad guys army of 200 highly trained soldiers.

The kind of film that had a name like 'American Ninja', 'The Perfect Weapon', 'Ninja Exterminator', 'Invasion USA', 'Eye Of The Tiger', 'Kick Boxer' and 'Missing In Action'.

The kind of film that I always chose at my local video shop over the higher budgeted star driven studio fair. The kind of film that, well, that I love so much.

Don't get me wrong. Like the films mentioned above (and the many I have failed to mention), this isn't a masterpiece in terms of production value, acting or (sometimes) editing or direction but in terms of bang for buck well this film does what it says on the tin. In spades.

And lets face it I never watched Segal movies for the character development or plot. I watched them because I knew, just for that hour and a half, that I'd get to see some tubby white guy kick the crud out of a bunch of bad guys in inventive and fun ways.

But the strange thing is, for all its faults and over long running time, this film does just what I wanted. It offers an 80's styled action film that is true to the genre and superb fun to watch.

So, in short, if your idea of a good film is Citizen Kane, Remains of the Day or Notting Hill this film is not for you.

If however, like me, you grew up on a staple diet of action movies, body counts and ninjas then you 'Left For Dead' is that rare find… a butt kicking, head stomping 80's styled action romp that makes for almost 2 hours of mindless fun, bloody, guts and over the top martial arts moves.

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